§ 25. Mr. McAllion
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he has had any recent discussions with the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities on the current progress of implementing the Local Government Act 1988.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
My right hon. and learned Friend has had no such discussions recently. General guidance to local authorities on the provisions of the Act and its implementation was contained in departmental circulars issued on 6 April, 20 May and 23 August 1988.